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UB Regional Institute

ubri/urban design project

The Urban Design Project has been nationally recognized for its development of a master plan for the Larkin District in Buffalo. Produced in partnership with the Larkin Development Group, the plan has been a key factor in the transformation of this abandoned industrial district into the vibrant urban village it is today.

The UB Regional Institute/Urban Design Project is a major research enterprise for the School of Architecture and Planning.

The UB Regional Institute has been the go-to source for practical policy research for more than a decade, and our Urban Design Project has been closely involved in many of the most important planning initiatives in Buffalo Niagara since 1990. A recently formed alliance between these research centers will target new research on investigating sustainable cities, economic development, public policy, and use its research as local and global decision support.